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we will export gas and oil. >>shepard: thank you, john. eight years after the death of yasser arafat, there is a curious thing happening. forensic experts today opened up his tomb amid suspicion he was poisoned. if they poisoned him the way they thing, opening up his tomb will do no good so what are they doing? a young actor who represents half in the show "2 1/2 men" says you shouldn't watch it because it is filth. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand medicare and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
. a mystery in ramallah as the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat resume. >>> a photo of what could be the world's most infamous iceberg goes under the hammer. headlights straight ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some of the stories making news this morning. the remains of palestinian leader yasser arafat were resumed today from his mausoleum in the west bank. international forensic experts will check for traces of poison after a swiss institute earlier this year claimed it had discovered high levels of a radioactive material on his clothing. >>> in norway authorities released video of a van parked at a government building in oslo just before it exploded in july 2011 killing eight people. convicted mass murderer anders breivik also killed 69 people at a summer youth camp and is currently serving a maximum sentence of 21 years. >>> a minnesota man has been charged with murdering two teenagers who broke into his house thanksgiving day. byron david smith has admitted to shooting them more times than needed. >>> former space shuttle
of yasser arafat are resumed. was he poisoned by his enemies? >> and mozart made over. how a new performance of "the magic flute" is allowing audiences in berlin -- wowing audiences in berlin. >> the greek prime minister has welcomed the european union international monetary fund bailout deal for athens as a new dawn after months of haggling. with the country on the brink of bankruptcy, the agreement will unlock almost 44 billion euros in cash. >> but many in greece are angry that the pact will mean more austerity and job cuts. opponents say it will not solve the country's problems. >> european finance chiefs are all smiles again. a solution for greece appears in sight thanks to a new set of measures meant to plug the country's cash gap and curb debt long-term. >> i am please to announce today we reached a political agreement on the next disbursement to greece. let me first say that this is not just about money. this is the promise of a better future for the greek people and the euro area as a whole. >> the latest measure -- the latest package of measures of looks to release loans for agrees
experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed to rest peacefully. shielded by blue screens, scientists took samples from his body to try to clear up a near decade of conjecture on the spf theory that says that when a gravely ill arafat said farewell to his people he was dying from the poison administered by the agents of israel. >> the time has come to maybe try to find the proof of what has happened and to bring justice. i think he deserves and the palestinian people deserve it. >> reporter: to palestinians he was the ultimate fighter for freedom. to israelis, the face of terror. they cornered him first in lebanon and then to his west bankhead quarters. allowed at last
yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natural causes. so here at the shrine behind me in ramallah yasser arafat's shrine today the experts from russia, france, and switzerland join the palestinians in taking specimens of yasser arafat's remains. they're going to study those specimens in their laboratories in their countries. they say it will take three months to get a full result. and then they'll know how
year. however dui arrests are down. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> the remains of yasser arafat have been exhumed from his grave. testing the remains for radiation poisoning. earlier this year a lethal radioactive substance was discovered on arafat's clothing. test results could take several months. palestinians believe he was poisoned by israel. the charge israel denies. >>> we've heard a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff. what does it really mean for you. for a household earning 20 to $40,000 that would mean a tax increase of 1,200-dollars. for a household airporting 40 to 60 it would mean a tax increase of $2,000. 64,000 up to six figures it would be a 3,500-dollar tax increase. it appears the tax deal is being worked out by two people. house speaker john baner and the president. it's expected to be a mix of revenue increases. probably a small tax hike on the wealthiest americans and spending cuts. of course any deal has to pass the republican controlled house. >>> shoppers don't appear to be too worried about the fiscal cliff. this is shaping up to be the best cyber monday ever. sal
of yasser arafat. a big blue tarp surrounded his grave as workers drilled through layers of concrete to reach the tomb. a murder investigation began last summer after a swiss lab found high levels of a deadly radioactive substance on arafat's clothing. now investigators have taken samples from his remains to determine if he was in fact poisoned. >>> heavy rains are flooding the uk. take a look. people were forced from their homes as streets turned into rivers in wales and england. crews rescued one elderly man and at least 500 homes have been affected and 70,000 more are at risk. we're expecting some pretty heavy rains here too. >> we are. hope it doesn't get to the point of being floods in the bay area but you want to be ever vigilant with this. the good news about the series of storms that's coming in is we are going to get hit hard tomorrow morning and then we get a break, and then the next series of storms comes in for thursday. we'll set it all out. but it's not going to be a pineapple express thing where it continuously unwinds. we have mostly cloudy skies around the bay area,
. >>> palestinian officials say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied hours after being exhumed. it began early today under the cover of huge blue sheets. officials say samples were given to experts from switzerland, france and rush the former palestinian leader died of a stroke in 2004. the underlying cause remains a mystery. >>> visit to capitol hill by ambassador rice changing the mines of republicans who oppose her -- the minds of republicans who oppose her expected nomination to secretary of state. some say they are more troubled now than they were over her initial explanations about the deadly raid in benghazi. rice met behind closed door with mccain, graham and ayotte, three of her harshest critics. >> lisa argen what are you finding? >> visibility improving, a little sun, mid 50s to around 60, as they say, the calm before the storm. we'll talk about all three of them head our way through the weekend. >>> plus, are you living in a community with higher breast cancer rates? tell you which parts of the bay area have unusually >>> alarming new study says parts of the bay area have higher ra
the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clues on the actual cause of his death. arafat died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill on what was initially caused by a stroke. the investigation was sparked over findings of radioactive material on his clothes and many palestinians believe arafat was assassinated by the israeli government using poison which the government denies. >>> new progress on capitol hill as some republicans may be willing to back off an old pledge not to raise taxes. this is ahead of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax r
on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you know, mccain had vehemently opposed her nomination of secretary of state. now he shows signs of softening. at issue, that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. was rice playing politics when she said initially that terrorists were not to blame for the killing of four americans? minutes ago, we caught up to senator mccain for these exclusive comments. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> wh
say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied, hours after being exhumed as part of a probe into his death. they began early today under the cover of huge blue sheets. officials say samples were given to experts from switzerland, france and russia. the former palestinian died of the underlying cause of his death remains a mystery. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice will be on capitol hill this week to meet with members of congress to discuss the benghazi attacks. one of her first meetings today will be with john mccain one of her most vocal critics. she came fire for saying it was a spontaneous attack triggered by anger over an american-made anti-muslim video. since then we've learned it was coordinated by al-qaeda affiliates. >>> lawmakers trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, automatic tax hike for all americans, unless congress and the president can compromise. biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of any kind signed by most republicans. grover norquist is behind the pledge and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign the pledge in exchange for helping them get reelected.
your drive into san francisco at this hour. >>> 5:39. >> next, the investigation into yasser arafat's death. the drastic steps that have just been taken to get to the bottom of mystery k >>> important meeting today between susan rice and lawmakers over deadly cons . >>> good tuesday morning. downtown san francisco low 50s no problems with visibility here although there is fog by the delta and east bay, temperatures held down today due to more cloud cover increasing throughout the afternoon about 60 around the bay, strong storm system by this time tomorrow. >>> 5:43. palestinian officials say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied hours after being exhumed as part of a probe into his death. two palestinian officials say samples from the remains were given to experts from switzerland, france and russia, the former palestinian leader died of a stroke in 2004. the underlying causes of death remain a mystery. >>> tomorrow night people living in san jose will get another chance to sound off about what they want in their new police chief, the current chief retires in january. he announ
of the attack. >>> and the body of yasser arafat was exhumed this morning from a mausoleum in the west bank. a team of international scientists will analyze tissue samples to determine if the former palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004, with a radioactive substance. the actual cause of arafat's death has never been determined. >>> the egyptian people taking to the streets to mourn the death of a 16-year-old activist, and to voice their opposition to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. this ireport showing protesters as they carried the teenager's casket through tahrir square to a cemetery. morsi declared the court cannot overturn decisions he has made since coming into office in june. one opponent says it can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi insists that he is trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring, revolution, not accumulate unchecked power. >>> and if you're traveling through the northeast today, well, you might be dealing with a little bit of snow. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob marciano today. what are we looking at, alexandra? >> hey,
for us this morning. good to see you, thank you so much. >>> the investigation now into yasser arafat's death. arafat's body was exhumed today from his grave. bone samples will be examined by french, russian and swiss experts. they are looking for trace of a lethal radioactive substance. arafat died in 2004 after a sudden illness. traces of the substance were found on clothing said to be his, that led to speculation that arafat was poisoned by israel. israel denies those allegations. >>> back this country, the white house says treasury secretary timothy geithner will leave the negotiations with republicans on the so called fiscal cliff, those tax increases and spending cuts that would kick in next year. lawmakers returned to washington yesterday amid some talk of compromise, but the issue of how to raise revenue remains a critical and hard to overcome sticking point. susan mcginnis is live in washington with more. >> reporter: those changes kick in if no alternative deal is made. as of now, both sides are still talking about their willingness to compromise, but when it comes to that m
's key to the investigation into whether yasser arafat was murdered. they exhumed the late palestinian leader's remains. now scientists will analyze tissue samples to check for traces a radioactive poison. palestinian officials in the west bank city of ramallah opened arafat's tomb. they took the tissue samples, then buried the remains again. researchers from a swiss laboratory will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. it will take them several months to release results. arafat died in 2004 in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive material had been detected on his clothing and other perm belongings. some palestinians believe israel assassinated the late leader. israeli officials deny the claim. >>> analysts at an american satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased activity, and they warn north korean authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the on
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about the source of the smell. >>> and an investigation into death of yasser arafat. >> now traffic is looking good westbound and we will have an update on treasure island coming up. . >>> all right, steve, welcome back, good morning to you, here is a look at some of the top stories we are following, we just found out that a dangerous police standoff on treasure island just ended. for several hours drivers could not get on or off treasure island because of a alexander dove with a suspect -- because of a standoff with a suspect. christian captain is there and headed to treasure island and he will bring us all the details coming up. >>> also developing news from milpitas, jackson road is closed after an officer involved shooting. we are trying to figure out from whereas police are searching for a suspect. jeanine della vega will bring us a live report. >>> the first of several storms will hit the bay area stating tomorrow morning. crews here in san rafael are gearing up and they are preparing hundreds of sandbags and they will be available to teal with emergencies. some could bring up
. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> the latest on what really killed yasser arafat. what is the latest, lisa? >> wolf, the fompler leader's body was exhumed and reburied a short time later. international investigators took examples to test for poison. they're looking for a toxic radioactive element called polonium. they believe israel is behind any poisoning of arafat. the spokesman for benjamin netanyahu tells our own wolf blitzer that they had nothing to do with arafat's death. he died in 2004 after having a brain hemorrge and slip sboog a coma. and the justice department started talks on the fast and furious lawsuit. republicans want to force attorney general eric holder to turn over certain documents tied to the gun trafficking operation. the obama administration has withheld these documents under executive privilege. holder tells cnn "i think there's a deal that can be struck." and we will bring you more on this very important story in the next hour of "the situation room." and the u.s. navy wants to replace the aging fleet of marine one helicopters. reuter rep
interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly over last year, and that is thanks in large part to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more
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...try kids boxes! megyn: well, former palestinian leader yasser arafat died back in 2004, but now there are new questions about what killed him. his body is being exhumed today so investigators can determine if he was killed using a rare, hard-to-trace radioactive poison. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more. >> reporter: megyn, loan yum. chances are you've never heard of it, but some investors believe it may have been used to poison yasser arafat. a quantity as small as a grain of salt can be deadly. workers at the tomb to block prying eyes and cameras put up a large blue tarp today. privacy was so great that the cell phones were taken away from workers in order to prevent any unauthorized pictures. arafat's wife called for this exhughes after the documentary. arafat became seriously ill back in november of 2004. she was flown to france for treatment, and he died two weeks later. the cause of death was officially listed as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiat
time palestinian leader yasser arafat. a team of forensic experts arrived in tel aviv to find out what killed him. he died after a supposed sudden illness in 2004. doctors could not determine the cause of death at the time. many palestinians still believe he was poisoned and they blame israel. israel denies any involvement. >>> a vallejo father is arrested after police say he gunned down a teen for fighting with the man's son. 44-year-old randy demar williams killed 17-year-old gary white sunday morning in the glenn cove neighborhood. police say white got into a fight with williams' 19-year- old son on a party earlier. witnesses say they heard six gunshots and then screams. the suspect's neighbor say they are having a hard time understanding how this happened. >> i don't believe that he went there to do anything other than pick up his son and maybe make sure -- figure out what was going on. i mean he's a guy that sticks up for his family. >> williams was arrested on sunday at his home in vallejo. he has been booked into the solano county jail on a murder charge. >>> this probably sound
because tomorrow, they are digging up yasser arafat. within a couple of weeks, he was dead. doctors said the official cause of death was some sort of inexplicable blood condition and a stroke, but most palestinians did not believe that. the sudden illness, that nondiagnosis, a lot of people, arafat's family in particular, thought maybe he had been murdered. that was eight years ago when he died. then this summer, news channel al jazeer, the belongings she handed over included some of the clothes he was wearing at the end of his life. one of those gauzey hospital hats and a toothbrush. they sent them to a lab in switzerland. the scientists conducted specific tests for signs of poisons and eventually, they landed on plutonium. that does not mean he was murdered. it exists in a natural form. it's also possible his clothes were exposed to it after he died, but all this means really is the only way to know for sure that's what killed him is to test his body itself and so, the palestinians are digging him up. they are exhuming his body tomorrow. they've removed the stones from his tomb and con
in cairo. thank you. palestinian authorities today opened the grave of former leader yasser arafat to take samples from his remains. arafat died in 2004. ostensibly from a stroke. but speculation he was poise -- speculation he was poisoned resurfaced this summer after elevated surface of radioactive substance were detected on his clothing. >>> activists in syria say dozen of people were wounded when they bombed an to live press factory. rebel controlled town near the turkish border was also attacked from the air. the facility included refugee camp there. syrian rebels meantime reportedly shot down a government helicopter today. >> bret: north carolina doesn't get the joke. if you did not shop on black friday, alert the media. we'll explain in the grapevin grapevine. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away th
: in the meantime yasser arafat poisoned. palestinian authorities think so . so why you were sleepping they open up the grave and took samples of his remain under the cover of few sheets. there is persistant speculation in the last eight years that israel poisoned the 75 year old leadership . israel denies the claim. spoonful of medicine washed down by grapefruit juice could kill you . the list is growing from 17 to 43. on it lipitor. the problem chemical in grapefruit that messes up how your body breaks down drugs. it could basically cause a drug overdose. >> record powerball jackpot could get bigger. there is a frenzy of ticket sales since sunday and lottery officials are boosting the jackpot to make the decision today. the drawing, whew. i have time to buy a ticket is ternal night. >> astronaut mark kelley's twin brother will attempt the longest space flight. kelley is set to spend a year on the international space station. the mission to look at how long periods of time in space affect the body. i guess a year will do that. both men spent six monthses in the space station. >> brian: i hope it i
they are finding when logging on. palestinian officials report the remains of yasser arafat have been exhumed. earlier this year, a lethal radioactive substance was found on clothing said to be his. palestinian officials have claimed that he was poisoned by israel. a charge the israeli government denies. i'm apse, now back to "on the record" with greta. thanks for watching. agreeing the election may be over, but the fight against obamacare is not. teed the supreme court orderingly an appeals court to consider liberty universities' objection to the healthcare law, arguing it violates their religious freedom. does the supreme court decision breathe new life into the healthcare battle? joining us rick klein, a.b. sad studdard, and john mccormick. rick, they're chipping away at this. >> keeps coming back. this is largely settled in the courts. pieces of obamacare are very challengeable. the big challenge is i think the supreme court took care of the most significant of them. i don't expect this to go very far. political energy-wise i don't think it serves the critics of the obamacare law to fight
. >>> elsewhere in the middle east, yasser arafat's remains have been exhumed today. palestinian officials believe he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet m
. andrea? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo. e eight years after yasser arafat's death in a hospital, lingering questions about whether he was poisoned was put to the tett. had his body was exhumed from his mausoleum, tissue samples were taken. martin fletcher is back from ramallah and joins me from tel av aviv. what is the continuing concern here? is this rooted in real suspicion and do the french agree with this now as well? >> well, andrea, certainly rooted in real suspicion but that has been rife among palestinians since arafat died eight years ago. they're convinced he was murdered, not a natural death and where would the finger point but at israel. so israel by the way denies it. why would we kill arafat. we didn't kim him when we were at war with him when we had chances to. why would we when not fighting. the question of the polonium poisoning came from an al jazeera report this year which they did an investigation with technicians in switzerland and found high traces what they called high traces of radioactive polonium-210 on arafat's belongings on hats and a toothbrush his wife suha ke
yasser arafat. no autopsy was down in 2004. earlier this year an investigation by the al jazeera yet work found traces of poison on his clothing feeding speculation was assassinated. martin, is this report the reason we're seeing this process take place now? >> reporter: no t, tamron. his wife was given a medical report, which was never made public, and so there was speculation among palestinians in the west bank ever sign arafat died eight years ago, how did he die? the question became was he poivened? there was a report on al jazeera tv earlier this year that they did with twist technicians. they found traces of radioactive material on arafat's clothes, his hat and toothbrush his wife made available to al jazz ra. the palestinians were prompted by the tv report to really call for an investigation to invite spertss and they sampled his bones from his grave sent to those countries where the technicians there work on finding out how, in fact, he died and solve this mystery which is absorbing palestinians for the last eight years. >> martin, it is interesting the measures that were taken in
leader yasser arafat murder? was he poisoned? he died suddenly of a stroke, supposedly, in 2004, but a swiss lab said this summer that it found traces of a radioactive substance on his clothing. >>> the u.s. soldier accused of giving state secrets to wikileaks will speak for the first time since his arrest in 2010. bradley manning will testify today at a pre-trial hearing. he is expected to talk about his treatment, saying he's already been punished by being in solitary confinement. >>> you're not going to believe this. the pope mobile used by pope john paul ii on his visit to ireland in 1979 is now going to be used as a party rental. the "irish times" reports the newly refurbished vehicle will be used for bachelor parties and corporate gigs. seats 14 people including one person who can sit in the pope's chair. it costs $325 an hour to rent. >>> and call it a big oops for china's communist party newspaper, "the people's daily" ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in tribute to kim jong-un citing a report by the onion. apparently it was lost on them that the onion is satire.
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that can only lead to dictatorship. >>> the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat were exhumed this morning. many believe he was poisoned by israel when he died in 2004. now an international team of scientists will analyze tissue samples to see if they contain any traces of radioactive substance of plutonium. in fact, his cause of death was never determined. >>> many were without power, some for weeks, long island power authority says those figures were only estimates b e based on last year's usage and totals will eventually be adjusted. this as two more lippa leaders are on the way out, vice president of customer service is leaving at the end of the year and a member of the board of trustees has resigned weeks after the ceoo has stepped down. >>> inflight instructions by flight attendants, middle earth may be able to help. >> welcome aboard middle earth flight. before we set out on our journey, i would like to impart the joy of safety. even if you fly with us often. >> felt more like an elf to me, frankly. it's a play on "the hobbitt," 10 million hits on youtube and awesome.
: i don't want to let you go without asking you i was struck by pictures exhuming yasser arafat questioning what he did of. what do you think of that? >> i don't think he died of polonium poisoning. only people that used that is soviets. i don't think they killed arafat. i think this is way pinning his death on somebody else. as happens in that part of the world it is not their responsibility but somebody else's. melissa: why now? >> an issue kicking around for quite some time i think circumstances led to it being this time. i don't attribute to any grander plan. i don't think it will fundamentally change the circumstance there is. melissa: ambassador, thanks for coming on. we appreciate it. lori: drop in the buckket. we know people with families more than $250,000 even make a debt in america's debt problem? we wonder what lou dobbs has to say about that? melissa: i wonder. look at the 10-year and 30-year treasury as we head out to break here. the 10-year yield is falling two basis points. we'll show you the 30-year. we'll be right back. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the
jarvis thank you. >>> experts from switzerland, france and russia all took samples from yasser arafat's remains when his grave was opened this morning. they are trying to determine if he was poisoned eight years ago, possibly with a radioactive element detected on his clothing. arafat was then reburied with military honors in a private ceremony. israel denies long-standing charges of poisoning arafat, who died in 1994. results are not expected for months. >>> washington post says the government will not let a new mexico peanut butter plant reopen. salmonella was found in several parts of that plant earlier this year, blamed for making 41 people sick around the country. the plant was going to reopen today before the fda announcement. >>> britain's "telegraph" reports on newly released video in norway. setting off a bomb at a government building in oslo then went to a youth camp and gunned down dozens of young people. in all 77 people were killed. he is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. >>> "l.a. times" says two men have been chosen to spend four ye
crisis since his election in june >> yasser arafat's body has been exhumed to find out whether and not he it was poisoned. he died nearly a decade ago due to a sudden illness. the new investigation started earlier this year after authorities say high levels of a radioactive substance were found on arafat's personal belongings. >> susan rice has been under fire for how she handled the initial release of information about the deadly attack against america's and benghazi. today she'll be sitting with lawmakers to talk about what she knew about that september attack. prices initially said it stemmed from protests from and the islamic video and and changed it. she said she made clear at the time the affirmation that she thursday was preliminary. rice is a possibility to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. americans are giving the white house low marks for how it handled that attack on the benghazi conflict. 54 percent of people surveyed are dissatisfied with the administration's response to the big as the attack 40 percent say they're satisfied with the way that white house panel that.
palestinian leader yasser arafat exhumed today. and reburied quickly after that. forensic scientists getting evidence to see exactly how he died. david lee miller in jerusalem. why is this happening anyway? >> reporter: the remains were disinterred to find out whether or not he was poisoned. in his tomb in the presidential compound they removed his body this morning briefly to remove portions of his body that can be examined. a blue tarp was erected for the purposes of privacy. arafat's wife, suha, requested the exhumation and the investigation after a tv documentary found evidence that he might, that he might i emphasize, have been poisoned. experts on the tv show say they found trace elements of a chemical element on his clothing. you might recall arafat died in 2004. he was last seen live in ramallah boarding a helicopter to begin a journey to military hospital in france where he died two weeks later. the official cause of death is listed as a stroke. many palestinians believe he was poisoned by israel. that something israel denies. the bottom line here in life he was controversial and in
. >>> tissue samples from yasser arafat's body are in the hands of forensic experts. his grave was opened today in ramallah. samples were taken from his remains. the exact cause of the former palestinian leader's death has long been a mystery. now testing will be done to find out if arafat was in fact poisons. >> the indications we have or the convictions we have that israel have done this assassination but yet we still need evidence. >> israel meantime denied those allegations. >>> a fiery scene in downtown sydney, australia, today. look at this with me and you'll see a cab, look at this, of a construction crane engulfed in flames, black smoke. it gets worse. because this is the moment when the crane, this arm here collapses, falls into a building, barely misses the busy street below. here's where the story gets a little bit more intriguing. the operator of the crane was also the manager of the crane that collapsed in new york during superstorm sandy. >>> drugs, gangs, murder. one expert says that is exactly what many americans think of mexico and the country's newest leader here, the presiden
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